How much time will I spend studying at the New York School of Homeopathy?
- Students meet for 10 weekend classes per academic year.
- Class begins at 10:00 am and ends at 6:00 pm.
How much homework is there?
Homework assignments are given each month between classes, and summer homework assignments are given between years of study. A minimum of three hours per week of homework study is recommended, but the more studying you accomplish, the more you will benefit, and the better prepared you will be for each class.
What if I miss a class?
We urge students to be sure to check the class schedule prior to enrollment, and make the commitment to attend every class weekend. However, we recognize that emergencies do arise and personal commitments may, on occasion, cause you to miss a class. If you know in advance that you will not be able to attend a particular weekend, you should inform Alexis, the school administrator, and it may be possible to make alternative arrangements. If necessary, classroom hours can be made up by attending the missed weekend the following year.
How does mentorship-based teaching work at NYSH?
You will be spending almost every weekend with Susan Sonz throughout the 4-year program in a class of 15 to 20 students. This allows for a unique mentorship to develop between Susan and NYSH students, as she gets to know each individual very well. Students also benefit from a consistent style of teaching and practice, with each weekend every year building on the one before it.
Our guest teaching faculty – Resie Moonen M.D., Dr. Paresh Vasani and Dr. Divya Chhabra – each visit once a year to hold special seminars; Dr. Rajan Sankaran holds occasional seminars. The guest teachers demonstrate their various methods of case-taking and practice, and Susan helps the students learn these techniques in order to create their own personal method of working with clients. In this way, students are able to learn from the old masters as well as the most progressive and successful homeopaths of today. See “Blending the Old and the New“
While Susan is the primary instructor, our Acute Diseases and Injuries classes are taught by Birgit Kleinfeld, and Elena Mashalova teaches A&P, P&D.
What is the New York School of Homeopathy clinic and how does it work?
The 3rd and 4th years are clinic years. Students begin their clinic experience in 2nd Year, when they sit in on three clinic class weekends that year.
When you join the clinic in your 3rd year, new clients are seen each Saturday afternoon, and follow-ups with previous clients are usually scheduled on Saturday mornings. Case taking involves a student homeopath and Susan Sonz, the Director, while the rest of the class observes and takes notes, without direct participation.
On Saturday evening, each student is expected to analyze the case, choose a remedy, and write up the case. Sunday afternoon is spent discussing the case. Under the supervision of Susan Sonz, a consensus is reached and a remedy choice is made. The student homeopath will be expected to manage the case, again under supervision and with the help and support of the clinic class. Regular updates on each client are submitted via email, and discussion is encouraged as issues of remedy, potency and management arise.
Because many of our clinic clients have been coming to us for years, the NYSH clinic offers a unique opportunity for students to follow new and older clients for an extended period of time, and get hands-on experience with the real issues of case management.